ILIAD aims to establish an interoperable, data-intensive, and cost-effective Digital Twin of the Ocean (DTO) that will allow to configure the ocean simulators for what-if scenarios. The framework will be based on digital technologies compatible with Destination Earth, based on high-resolution numerical ocean models, available ocean observation data, as well as digital analysis toolboxes. The combination of geovisualisation, immersive visualization and virtual or augmented reality allows users to explore, synthesize, present, and analyze the underlying geospatial data in an interactive manner. Plus, the enabling technology of the ILIAD DTO will contribute to the implementation of the EU’s Green Deal and Digital Strategy, as well as achieving the UN Ocean Decade's outcomes and Sustainable Development Goals.
To promote additional applications through the ILIAD DTO, the partners will create the ILIAD Marketplace. Like an app store, providers will use the ILIAD Marketplace to distribute apps, plug-ins, interfaces, raw data, citizen science data, synthesized information, and value-adding services derived from the ILIAD DTO.
Sustained on agile methodology, WavEC leads the co-designing process of the individual Digital Twins of the Ocean, alongside with the implementation of the System of Systems (SoS) architectural framework. In parallel, within the pipeline architecture, WavEC is responsible for the development of the offshore wind farms and ocean energy pilots.
WavEC will work towards improving the key connection between internal users and boosting stakeholder engagement, as well as participate in dissemination and communication activities throughout the project.
Project Coordinator at WavEC: José Cândido
Total Funding (Requested contribution): € 17,046,229.63
WavEC Funding: € 353,125.00
Duration: February 2022 - January 2025
Coordinator: INTRASOFT International S.A
Partners: WavEC Offshore Renewables, Alseamar, Hidromod, DockTech, Ramani, MEEO, Alpha Unmanned Systems, Terra Signa, Thales Group, Terradue, DEIMOS Eng, Technip Energies, Fundacion Valenciaport, AGIR Association de Gestion Intégrée des Ressources, Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company, UNEP/Mediterranean Action Plan-Specially Protected Areas Regional Activity Centre, Andalusian Aquaculture Technology Center, EcoWave Power Group Holding, Mediterranean Association of Aquaculture farmers, Democritus University of Thrace, Sapienza University of Rome, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, INESC TEC, SINTEF Ocean, SINTEF Digital, University of Haifa, Leitat, Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives, Breda University of Applied Sciences, Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas, University College Cork, University of Edinburgh, Tallinn University of Technology, National Institute for Marine Research and Developmen“ "Grigore Anti”a", National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Fraunhofer, American University of Armenia, Technical University of Varna, Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, IEEE France, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Poznan Supercomputing and Neworking center, Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (), Eurisy, SEA GUST, Genillard & Co. GmbH, Blue Lobster IT, BENTE LILJA BYE, Stichting DotSPACE, Conservation Education and Research Trust, Open Geospatial Consortium Europe, Ocean Data Platform, Agora Partners.